Search continues for missing Bowmanville man

By Angelica Ingram

A missing man whose car was found in the Haliburton area has still not been found by OPP.

David Palmer was last seen on Oct. 2 by an acquaintance and reported missing by members of his family said Sgt. Bill Calder of the Durham Regional Police Service.

From Bowmanville Palmer 47 suffers from health issues and requires medication. He left behind his dog which is unusual behaviour for the missing man said Calder.

“His dog was at the house he never leaves his dog alone for any long length of time. That really caused a concern because he was so attached to that dog” said Calder.

On Oct. 14 Palmer’s vehicle was found in the Haliburton area after police received information that he might be in the region. OPP would not confirm to the paper where exactly the vehicle was found.

“We knew that he had some contacts up that way” said Calder. “We did have a feeling that he was heading up that way.”

He is described as a white male who is six feet tall 280 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

“He is believed to have been operating a brown 2002 Honda Accord bearing Ontario licence plate number BWCZ783” said the original release from the police.

According to the DRPS Palmer has never been missing before.

As far as Calder knows Palmer doesn’t have any record of mental health issues and foul play is not being considered at this time however the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding Palmer or the investigation is being asked to contact the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1634.

Anonymous information or tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at and/or Crime Stoppers at

A cash reward of up to $2000 may be awarded.